What is stopping everyone from doing perfect spins, then? Displaying wonderful edges and beautiful control? Cause, ya know, it’s so darn easy
Of course, many things are hard. I think that the system rewards those elements roughly proportional to their difficulty, taking into account risk.
There are a lot of things I don't like watching either, but are (and probably should be) rewarded. For example, I like the pacing of some of the 6.0 programs better, when skaters weren't penalized for periods of less difficult choreography. While I think that can make for a better overall performance, if someone is doing more difficult choreography and transitions, that has to be rewarded whether it makes me enjoy the program less or not.